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Energinet.dk joins trac-x as new registered day-ahead network operator

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, ) The Danish network operator Energinet.dk is a new network operator in the dayahead section of tracx, according to an announcement today by the European online platform for trading secondary natural gas transport capacity. As a result, secondary dayahead capacity at the cross border point Ellund, which was originally booked in the Energinet.dk grid, can be traded on tracx from today. Moreover, traders who hold capacities on both sides of the cross border point can now trade them on the platform as bundled capacities. According to Volkmar Müller, managing director of tracx, "The opportunity to trade dayahead capacity not only on both sides of the cross border point Oude/Statenzijl, but now also at Ellund marks another important step towards making transit capacity available at significant bottlenecks of the Europeans gas transmission grid and, thus, towards increasing the liquidity of the European gas market."

Interested traders can register for the new networks point in Energinet.dk's grid as from now.

Energinet.dk is an independent public undertaking owned by the Danish state as represented by the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy. As the owner of the main electricity and natural gas grids in Denmark they have the task to maintain security of supply and to ensure efficient electricity and gas markets. Energinet.dk owns the gas transmission grid and the 400 kV electricity transmission grid and is coowner of the international connections between Denmark and the Nordic countries and Germany. The company was established pursuant to the Danish Act on Energinet Danmark from December 2004 and has at its disposal the 132 kV and 150 kV electricity grids and has access to natural gas storage facilities.

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tracx Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established in order to create a transparent and nondiscriminatory platform for trading secondary natural gas transport capacity. It has operated an online trading platform for European gas transport capacity since March 2005. Registered shippers can trade secondary capacity rights across Europe and in the transmission grids of the following network operators: Dong Energy Pipelines GmbH, E.ON Gastransport GmbH, Eni Gas Transport Deutschland S.p.A., Erdgas Münster Transport GmbH & Co. KG, EWE NETZ GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras - VNG Gastransport GmbH, Thyssengas GmbH and WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG.

In addition to longterm trading, firm dayahead capacity rights can be traded on the platform, as well. They can be traded at the European crossborder points Bocholtz, Bocholtz-Vetschau, Bunde/Oude Statenzijl, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Eynatten/Raeren, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden, Waidhaus and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Broichweiden-Süd, Bunder Tief, Drohne, Emsbüren, Lampertheim, Reckrod, Steinbrink, Steinitz and Verlautenheide I.